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T-Mobile Waives Call Charges for American Evacuees

Mr Joseph Singer (
Mon, 24 Jul 2006 06:31:49 -0700 (PDT)

BELLEVUE, Wash. July 21, 2006 -- T-Mobile USA, Inc. announced today
the company is providing relief to Americans who are being evacuated
from Lebanon to Cyprus and Turkey. Through the end of July, T-Mobile
USA is enabling its customers to make phone calls and send text
messages free-of-charge from Lebanon, Cyprus and Turkey on their
T-Mobile handsets.

This relief is retroactive to July 12 for calls and text messages from
Lebanon and Cyprus; and begins July 21 for Turkey.

"We are in the business of connecting people to those that matter
most, and there is no more important time to stay connected than in a
time of crisis," said Robert Dotson, president and chief executive
officer, T-Mobile USA.

T-Mobile USA customers in these countries also can receive calls and
text messages free-of-charge within the specified timeframe. Credits
will be applied and be reflected in upcoming billing cycles.

About T-Mobile USA

Based in Bellevue, Wash., T-Mobile USA, Inc. is a member of the
T-Mobile International group, the mobile telecommunications subsidiary
of Deutsche Telekom AG (NYSE: DT). T-Mobile USA's GSM/GPRS voice and
data networks in the United States (including roaming and other
agreements) reach more than 268 million people. In addition, T-Mobile
operates the largest carrier-grade, commercial wireless broadband
network in the United States, providing Wi-Fi access at more than 7,400
public locations throughout the country, with further Wi-Fi access
being made available at over 27,000 international roaming locations.
For more information, visit the company web site at
T-Mobile is a federally registered trademark of Deutsche Telekom AG.

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